Friday, July 7, 2017

Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Stylish Window Treatments

Who says functionality and aesthetic appeal don’t blend well together? If you’re looking to spruce up your Philadelphia home while increasing energy efficiency, shopping for window treatments is a great place to start. When carefully selected and placed in ideal locations, these home accessories can reduce heat gain in the summer and drive down heat loss during the colder months.

Organic and Dual Shade Blinds

Window shades are among the most basic types of treatments, right up there with simple curtains, but one cannot deny how effective they are. When mounted as close to the glass as possible, it creates a sealed air space. You can also try to look for dual shades with high reflective surfaces on one side and heat absorbing on the other for a more effective way of managing natural light. Just remember to keep the warm side facing outside when it’s cold and inside during hotter seasons in Philadelphia.
Since you’re already taking the “green” route in decorating your home, why not take it one more step further by using shades made of organic materials. Some manufacturers make natural woven shades from bamboo and other similar woods. The lighter material of the blinds allows light in, without completely exposing you to onlookers outside. Read more on this article:

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Blinds and Window Treatment Design Company Opens New Store in Old City

Allure Window Treatments is proud to announce that we now have two stores serving the greater metropolitan area of Philadelphia and other surrounding areas. In addition to our showroom in Washington Ave, we have recently opened Hunter Douglas Gallery store in Old City last June 21st. As the premiere home automation and custom window design studio that creates and installs some of the best draperies, blinds, shutters and wallcovering, we believe that this recent development will only help us cater to our clientele’s specific needs.
Since being established by Roi Albo and Victor Agiv, our company’s goal has been to provide an unparalleled degree of service and top-of-the-line design excellence. This is what we hope to uphold with this latest addition of a new location
Visitors can expect the same level of quality workmanship and reliable products from our Old City store. By touring our new showroom, clients will get a better idea of the window fashions that are currently trending. Feel free to browse through the extensive displays of window treatments, motorized shades, sheers and more. Check out our vast libraries for sample fabric for custom treatments or large to-the-trade textile and wallcovering. Read more on this article:

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Savings, Efficiency, Security: The Many Benefits of Home Automation

If you need convenient window treatments that save energy and increase security, consider home automation. This offers several benefits, including the following: Energy Savings Your HVAC unit will work harder if sunlight constantly shines through various windows in your home. To maintain a low energy bill, you must place motorized blinds or shades in spaces that generate the most heat. Automatic window treatments have sensors, which are located near the housing. Whenever intense sunlight shines on the sensors, the blinds or shades will close automatically.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Guide for Custom Drapes: Choosing Material, Color, Length, and Design

In planning the installation of custom drapes for your Philadelphia home, you must consider color, material, lining, and length. Fabric and Color Considerations The fabric is a very important element because the material will determine how efficiently a curtain can insulate a space during the summer and winter. If the fabric is very heavy, it may not fold properly while the curtain is closed. If the material is too light, the process of layering the fabric and keeping it in a specific configuration will be challenging. This is why you must choose a sturdy, pleated material. Curtains that always flare will not stay in place on a window. If a lot of sunlight shines through your window, do not buy bright drapes because the UV rays will fade the fabric. Instead, choose a neural color since it will less likely fade.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cold Weather Window Treatments for Better Home Efficiency in Winter

During winter in Philadelphia, a lot of heat escapes through the windows. When compared to walls, windows are less insulated because glass has an R2 insulating capacity, which is low. Winter window treatments can help solve this problem. Certain solutions can raise the insulation rating for each window to R7 or higher. Good insulation is crucial because it leads to reduced heat less and lower energy bills. Drapes Conventional drapes can lower heat loss by 10 percent. However, to achieve the best results, the drapes must be hung extremely close to the window. To reduce heat loss by 25 percent, place a cornice over the drapes and overlap the fabric in the middle. This technique will create a barrier with improved insulating abilities.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Window Treatments for Philadelphia Homes that Can Help Save Energy

If you need to save energy in your Philadelphia home or office building, highly efficient window treatments can help. By installing awnings, drapes, films, or blinds, you can lower heat gain and heat loss during the summer and winter. Call on professionals like Allure Window Treatments to help you learn more about your options. Awnings According to energy experts, awnings can reduce solar heat gain by 65 percent in the summer. A typical awning can shade a single window quite effectively. If you need to shade a larger portion of your home, you will need a custom-made awning. Several years ago, awnings were constructed out of canvas or metal. The latest awnings are more durable because they are made out of acrylic fabrics, which resist water damage, fading, and mildew. When choosing an awning, ensure that the fabric is tighten woven and opaque.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Philadelphia Home Automation: Stress-Free Living within Your Grasp

The computer age in this 21st century has given rise to the transformation of many every day devices into smarter versions of their predecessors. Today, there are smart phones, smart automobiles, and even smart watches. With them, more and more tasks are becoming fully or partially automated, making them easier to use and depend on. In light of all these changes, why not also have a smart home? It can definitely make living in your home safer, easier, and in most instances, more cost-effective. Think of it this way: your espresso machine starts brewing as you wake up, outdoor lights turn on as you pull into the driveway at night, and your window shades are fully motorized, among many other nifty features. Essentially, your home reacts to your living patterns and automatically does things that would have normally needed your effort and time.